What can you expect to pay?
Of course, no trip to Thailand is complete until you have been on some of the fantastic excursions available to you, so it is always worth factoring extra cash into your overall budget to ensure you are able to experience everything this amazing country has to offer.
And of course, if you want to REALLY live it up and experience all the luxuries on offer during your stay then 10,000THB (approximately £200 or $314USD) per day should certainly be enough for you to afford those luxurious treats!
How should you pay?
You can also pay by credit card in resorts and cities, but don’t rely on this method if you’re visiting family-run guesthouses or restaurants.
It’s also worth noting that it isn’t a necessity to tip in Thailand like in other countries, but you can leave some loose change if you have some once you’ve paid your bill. There isn’t a specific amount that constitutes as rude, such as paying at least 10 or 15 per cent.
In upmarket eateries you might be charged a service charge – though you certainly won’t be expected to leave more money if this is the case. Check your bill to see if this has been added so you don’t leave yourself out of pocket by adding more before you leave.
Are there ways to save money?
One of the most common tips for visitors is to eat local cuisine; it’s both delicious and inexpensive. This is also true of regional drinks, rather than paying more for imported items.
While Bangkok is well worth a visit if you are visiting Thailand, it is known to be one of the more expensive places in the country, so perhaps consider exploring other places on your trip.
There are some incredible beaches dotted around the coastline which really do provide the ultimate in relaxation and luxury, so make sure you set aside some time to visit these.
When it comes to food, try the street eats for a reasonably priced insight into authentic Thai tastes.